|02-22-2015 02:27 PM|
Thanks Troy! Nope, the car is in Florida with my Dad.
I'm up here in ChiBeria aka Chicago.
|02-22-2015 11:08 AM|
|Rodnit||Awesome, Jay! But why are you torturing us with palms????!!!!!!|
|02-21-2015 02:36 PM|
Got the license plates today!!!!!!!!!
|02-19-2015 11:02 AM|
I like the closed in carpeted look I have, but I don't like the lack of access to the backside of the dash. Once I figure out how to remove the dash I "may" open it up....
The gas gauge is one of only couple of gauges that work good on mine... Lol I've brought it right down to empty... That and the temp gauge. Speedo and oil are way off.... Tach is within 100 rpms. Close enough.
|02-19-2015 10:11 AM|
We bought our hotrod running board strips from this site. It is a mom and pop shop and they are wonderful people. Great post sales service too.
Mcmillan Rod and Custom
We got VIN'ed!!
The plates should be at my dad's house any day now. For now, all he's doing is driving around his subdivision sorting out the car. It's a good thing, as he ran out of gas because the gas gauge was not properly set. So he only had to walk a few blocks home to go and get a gas can. LOL!!
I forgot to add that yes, the dash is removable by four butterfly nuts. Two off of each post.
|02-19-2015 09:56 AM|
|Rodnit||Hi Jay, back again. My computer has been out of commission for a while... Looks like you have access to the back of your dash like you would in a modern car? I don't. Mine is glassed and carpeted down to the floor pan. Just not glassed to the pan. That's why I need to take the complete dash out to gain access to gauges etc... I'm sure your dad is having a blast!|
|02-19-2015 09:13 AM|
strips on running boards
Been going through your build. Kudos to you - great job. Can you tell me what the running board strips are - chrome or s.s. and a source? I have a CMC cabriolet that I am working on frame and running gear. 351 cleveland that I am painting and then starting the rebuild on. Larry
|01-17-2015 04:55 PM|
We JUST got VIN'ed this past Thursday!!
Note to all perspective home hot rod builders...NEVER pursue VIN Certification around the holidays!
The state officials / Sheriff's department may take liberal use of their vacation days and not call you back for a MONTH or TWO.
That said, if you do get ahold of a state official, you get more bees with honey than vinnegar.
So "bee" (chuckle, snort, guffaw) kind to them! The sheriff's department...not so much!
If anyone is in the state of IL, ping me via IM and I'll point you in the right direction depending on where you are in the process.
Separately, our running board rails sat too high on the driver's side but not the passenger's side.
This wasn't a problem when the car sat in it's build location; but when it was driven around the block, apparently there was flex.
The resolution was to shave the running board by an eighth of an inch and repaint it.
The only remaining issue now is the door poppers on the car, but that will wait until the Spring of next year.
They are out of alignment with the door and will need to be corrected.
For now, the car is being shipped to FL so that my father can enjoy it for the winter.
Cheers & Thanks for reading,
ps. Thank you Troy for the kind words! I'd like video pronto! I mean YESTERDAY!!
|01-14-2015 05:43 PM|
Hey Jay! I haven't been around for a while. I see you're still working on the paperwork. That seems to be taking some time. Now since we're into winter it could be a while before you can hit the road. Darn salt and cold! I know my heater works good in the fall.......... Watched your vid. Looks great! Now we'll need some vids that show you on the road and some green grass in the background. Pray for an early spring!
|12-05-2014 03:40 PM|
We will be scheduling a visit with the State of IL. to verify/validate that it is actually road worthy in the next week or two. The trick is to call your Secretary of State for an update on a daily basis. Be polite and persistent. It pays in spades!
|12-05-2014 08:57 AM|
|rakrick||i want my car to be like that when it grows up. well done!|
|12-04-2014 11:57 PM|
|12-04-2014 04:17 PM|
|daves 34||Nice job looks great|
|12-04-2014 02:56 PM|
Let's celebrate with some noise!
Tha' BEAST!! Video by JGK95 | Photobucket
|11-23-2014 08:30 PM|
Per the picture below we welded four bolts to the custom built windshield frame support.
Once the windshield framing was completed, we glassed it in and then built it out to accommodate the significant gap between the side windows and the A-pilar.
(See Page 17 of this build thread to see what I'm sayin')
The unique difference is that our dashboard never lined up with the windshield so ours tucks underneath the windshield fiberglass frame.
I don't see it is a bad thing, it actually means that the dash is not flush to the bottom of the front window. I'm good with that!
Thanks for asking,
ps. Please ask moar questions so that I can field them!
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